The mission of the Gator Club® of Miami is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its alumni, students and friends in the City of Miami, its surrounding areas and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. We look forward in working with you in achieving our mission.

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Membership is your direct link to Gator Nation. Not only does it allow you to outwardly demonstrate your Gator pride, but there are exclusive benefits just for members. Additionally, your membership dues directly support student scholarships, alumni programming and the University of Florida. Whether you are an alumnus, parent or a friend, you can join the UF Alumni Association. Be part of one of the top 15 alumni associations in the country.  UF Alumni Association members also have access to our online directory. Log on to the members only section to utilize this feature. Online benefits won’t be enacted until your membership is processed. This typically takes 3 – 5 business days.

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NEW GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP YOU GET all the benefits!

  • Alumni ID card & window decal
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  • Annual UF wall calendar
  • Weekly Gator News E-newsletter
  • Access to the Alumni On-line Directory, networking and job search services
  • Gator Growl ticket purchasing priority
  • Gator Benefits merchant discounts

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Help us help you in getting Gator Discounts at your favorite restaurants, retail shops, and any other retail location you would like to receive a Gator Discount at just by showing your UFAA Membership Card. Please send us the name, address, and phone number of the establishment to us by email at Jesse@miamigators.com.

Posted on: August 29, 2014

We will be giving away more scholarships next June! 

Check here for next year’s application!


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2013-2014’s  Winners

This year’s GCOM Scholarship selection was quite a success on many fronts. First, we’re excited to announce that we have 14 local winners, as well as a UF MBA scholarship recipient! The club increased total award funding allocations by 33% and also increased the total number of individual scholarships by 50%! On that note, GO GATORS! The winners were selected from the more than 50 on-time applications we received, and we had students apply from just about every corner of the county. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Teresa Suits
Daniela Nunez
Christian Edinger Roxanna Bonachea
Natalie Teresa Leon
Brandon Martinez 

Raul Facundez
Kathryn Mellinger
Deyra Tansel
Emily Ann Rodriguez
Daimiris Garcia
Andrea Ramsay
Natalie Calvo
Timothy Demason
 
 
Thank you to all who applied, congratulations again to the winners, and a warm welcome to the Gator Nation from GCOM to the UF class of 2018!
Posted on: August 29, 2014

This year’s GCOM Scholarship selection was quite a success on many fronts. First, we’re excited to announce that we have 14 local winners, as well as a UF MBA scholarship recipient! The club increased total award funding allocations by 33% and also increased the total number of individual scholarships by 50%! On that note, GO GATORS! The winners were selected from the more than 50 on-time applications we received, and we had students apply from just about every corner of the county.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Teresa Suits
Daniela Nunez
Christian Edinger
Roxanna Bonachea
Natalie Teresa Leon
Brandon Martinez

Raul Facundez
Kathryn Mellinger
Deyra Tansel
Emily Ann Rodriguez
Daimiris Garcia
Andrea Ramsay
Natalie Calvo
Timothy Demason
 Stay tuned for an upcoming summer celebration in honor of these great Gators.
Thank you to all who applied, congratulations again to the winners, and a warm welcome to the Gator Nation from GCOM to the UF class of 2018!
Posted on: July 1, 2014

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Alumni and friends,
As I write you this letter, my year of service as your local alumni president is coming to a close. I would like to thank my fellow alumni and friends for this honor and privilege. I have felt so blessed to have served as your Gator Club of Miami President. I have enjoyed meeting many of you that have attended our gatherings and events. The memories and friendships made will be with me forever.
I want to thank our board for your support and leadership to our local alumni association chapter. Your love of UF through the giving of your time and talents was evident each time an event required your presence and participation. We had fun at the many alumni gatherings – whether it was awarding scholarships at our annual kick-off picnic, cheering on our Gators during football season, or just coming together for our board meetings.
As I reflect over the past year, I am pleased with the accomplishments that have occurred, and know that we could not have had such success without the collaboration of the hard-working, talented and dedicated board members and active alumni within our community. Some of our greatest successes of the year include:
- Raising $20,000 for scholarships! We selected 14 local winners this year – a 40% increase from last year and double that from just two years ago in 2011-2012! We will contribute the rest of our funds to the Florida Opportunity Scholars program and a UF MBA scholarship
- Established a Gator Club of Miami Instagram page and hashtag (#miamigators)
- Continued to host great football viewing parties in the Brickell and Kendall areas
- Hosted a phenomenal speakers event – “Great Miami Gators” – with community leaders and fellow alumni Mark Trowbridge, Ron Magill, Francis Suarez, Diana Diaz, Dr. Gary Levin, Jorge A. Herrera and Dr. Lawrence Feldman
- Held our inaugural annual fundraiser event “Gator Gatsby” at the Epic Hotel, which raised over $9,000 for scholarships and had great attendance numbers
Thank you to all of the alumni members and sponsors who have made our efforts successful by supporting us every step of the way. Thank you to all of the hardworking and dedicated board members and volunteers who have kept the Gator spirit alive in Miami.
I would also like to take a moment to thank someone very special to our organization – Maggie Abdo-Gomez, our outgoing Treasurer. Maggie has served on the board for several years and extended great value to the club through her energetic leadership and service. Thank you, Maggie, for your commitment to our organization over the years!
As I move from the position of President to Past President, I am glad this is not farewell, but just a change of roles. I look forward to continuing a lifetime of support for our great institution and all that it stands for.
Today, July 1st, begins a new term for the Gator Club of Miami and I couldn’t be happier with the leadership who will continue to push our alumni and our organization to great heights. Congratulations to the new incoming President, Jesse B. Wright, and incoming President-Elect, Fernando Nin, along with the rest of the new board!
I wish the best of luck to the 2014-2015 GCOM Board, and as always, GO GATORS!
Sincerely,
Melissa Garcia
Lifetime Member
Past President 2013-2014
Posted on: July 1, 2014

Congratulations to all future UF students on your acceptance to the University of Florida! It is great to be a Florida Gator and to be a part of the Gator Nation.

Each year, GCOM awards a number of scholarships to Miami-Dade area high school graduates planning to attend the University of Florida. Last year, we awarded ten $1,000 scholarships.

To apply for the 2014-2015 scholarship application,  CLICK HERE to download the form. 

Please fill it out and return it to the PO box included in the application no later than June 1st. You will be notified by mail of the disposition of your application no later than June 29th.

Scholarships will be awarded at an upcoming GCOM event prior to the start of the new academic year.

Please make sure that you have completed the application in full and have included all the requested documents.

 If you have any questions about the the scholarship award, please email luis@miamigators.com.

Go Gators!

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Join the Gator Club of Miami Young Alumni on Saturday, June 7th, 
 on the Highway to Hops Tour with Miami Brew Bus!\

Who: 
GCOM Young Alumni & Miami Brew Bus

What: 
Highway to Hops Tour of two breweries and a craft rum distillery

When: 
Saturday, June 7th 
from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Check in is at 11:30 a.m., where you will receive a complimentary beer by Daddy Brews**

 Bus leaves at noon sharp!

Where: 
Pick up and drop off is at

Kush Wynwood – 2003 North Miami Avenue 
Wynwood, FL 33127

*Parking at Aspira School parking lot over the train tracks and directly across from Kush*


Cost: 
Tickets are $60 per person

Ticket price includes behind the scenes tours of each brewery, insight into the brewing process, 
a beer flight or pint of the brewery’s flagship beers, a pint glass to take home, 
a choice of one signature cocktail served at Miami Club Rum, 
snacks/water provided on board bus.

SEATS ARE LIMITED! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

 Click HERE to purchase your ticket for the Orange and Brew Bus Tour on Saturday, June 7th!

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

Miami Brew Bus is giving back to the GCOM Scholarship Fund with every ticket purchased by our club members.  
Make sure to enter your First and Last Name and include GATORS as part of your last name. 
(EX: John DoeGATORS)

Attire:
 Wear your Orange & Blue!

Questions? Email Suzy@MiamiGators.com.

 

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Are you a proud Florida Gator?

Do you love Miami and helping the community become a better place?

If so then the Gator Club of Miami is for you!

 

The Gator Club of Miami is seeking community leaders to help keep its alumni connected to the university and raise money for scholarships for future Gators.

We are currently seeking volunteers for
the following positions:

Board Positions (voting)
:

*Treasurer

*Secretary

*VP of Communications

*VP of Academics

*Young Alumni Coordinator

*Gators for Higher Ed Liaison

 

Event Directors (non-voting):

*Summer Event Director

*Speaker Event Director

*Spring Gala Director

*International Gator Day Director

 

Committees (non-voting):

*Marketing Committee

*Viewing Party Committee

 

If you are interested in any of the above positions or would like to be a sit-in board member please fill out the application here.

Click here for position descriptions.

You must be a current University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA) member to be on the Board of Directors as well as commit your time for a full term [one year]. The2014-2015 Term begins on July 1, 2014.

For more information on Board of Directors positions please send an email to Jesse@MiamiGators.com.


The application deadline is June 1st.
Elections will take place on June 3rd.

Posted on: May 22, 2014

We are excited to announce our inaugural Gatsby Casino Night Fundraiser at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami on Friday, May 2nd! We’ll wine and dine on top-shelf beverages and fabulous fare while enjoying casino games and live entertainment with fellow University of Florida alumni and friends.

To get in the spirit of March Madness, GCOM members and friends will be offered specially priced tickets!
Keep an eye on your inbox for more details!

We are currently seeking sponsors to make this event one for the record books! All proceeds will go toward GCOM scholarships!

Do you know a local business owner who attended UF or someone who would support higher education scholarships? If so, please emailmelissag@miamigators.com with their contact information.

Posted on: March 12, 2014
Join GCOM for our “Show Me the Maki Night” fundraiser!
When: Wednesday, January 29th
 6 – 9PM (Happy Hour ends at 7PM)
Where: ANY Sushi Maki restaurant – Coral Gables, Brickell, South Miami, Palmetto Bay. or Kendall locations
Come out and enjoy dinner and drinks at the Sushi Maki location of your choice.
Present this printed voucher and 15% of your check will go toward Gator Club of Miami Scholarships!
Last year, we raised $15,000 for incoming UF freshman from Miami-Dade! Help us increase that number this year!Before you go to Sushi Maki, PLEASE remember to print your voucher. Only paper vouchers will be accepted.
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Posted on: January 15, 2014

Gator Fans – Now’s your time to take advantage of being a Heat fan too!

GCOM is offering an exclusive opportunity for GCOM members to buy specially priced tickets for the Dec.14th Heat game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Use our Gators-only link to access a limited quantity of

300-level tickets priced at $65 and 400-level tickets priced at $45.

**Proceeds from all sales will benefit the
Gator Club of Miami Scholarship Fund.**

Hurry up and buy your tickets today – the sale ends TOMORROW!

Please follow these steps to purchase
your tickets now:

1. CLICK HERE to access the exclusive GCOM page. Click “Find Tickets.”
2. Enter the special offer code: GATORS.
3. Log in. If you do not have an account already, please create an account and password to receive your tickets by email.
4. Select the number of seats you would like to purchase through this special offer, and follow the subsequent steps to complete your order.
5. Your tickets will be emailed to the email address you provide. Simply print out your tickets and bring them with you to the game.

Posted on: November 14, 2013

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Then join one of our committees! The Viewing party and Marketing committees meet once a month!

To learn more and participate contact: Jesse@miamigators.com

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